[ by Charles Cameron — Imagination, Joan of Arc, and Coronation ]
Oh, the other day was a great day, bringing me three terrific books:
Henry Corbin, Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn Arabi: Alone with the Alone Marina Warner, Joan of Arc: the Image of Female Heroism Matthias Range, Music and Ceremonial at British Coronations: From James I to Elizabeth II
The Corbin is simply the most dedicated book on spirituality I would take with me if I could, and which I’d dearly love to crack. Marina Warner was a stellar presence in the cafe I frequented in Little Clarendon Street in Oxford, and hijacked me once to help paint her new digs. And the Range? It’s a book I’ve long wished to read and finally, here it is.
Quite a trio!